Quality Assurance Shipping and Receiving Technician

Number of employees

840

Devault, PA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-09

Category: food

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Expired

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

WE BELIEVE THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO FEED OUR FUTURE.

By shifting from animal to plant-based meat, we can positively affect the planet, the environment, the climate and even ourselves. After all, the positive choices we make every day – no matter how small – can have a great impact on our world.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

OVERVIEW

Beyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The Quality Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in Devault, PA as a Quality Assurance (QA) Shipping and Receiving Technician.

The QA Shipping and Receiving Technician is responsible for ensuring that all quality requirements are met for the raw materials received and outbound materials are shipped. Ideal candidates should have great organizational skills, accuracy in dealing with documentation, and communication skills to relay information cross-functionally to other departments in a timely manner. This role is responsible for reporting deviations from established standards and policies to facility leadership, as well as presenting corrective action resolutions, as necessary.

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

For all U.S. based roles: Applicants must be authorized to work for a U.S. employer. This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship at this time.

TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with management on proactively improving quality assurance programs
  • Ensure all food safety guidelines are being met throughout the manufacturing facility
  • Maintain monitoring, verification, and validation activities and ensure that all products leaving the facility meet quality and food safety standards
  • Establish and implement processes and procedures for identifying, collecting, updating, and distributing controlled documents for the site 
  • Coordinate and review of pre-shipment documents, shipping samples, and other sample requests
  • Perform incoming and outgoing shipment inspections, including product, packaging, labels, and trailer inspections and documentation
  • Maintain quality documentation for incoming ingredients, including but not limited to, COA reviews Monitor and update ingredient expiration as necessary, ensuring a FIFO system is maintained
  • Organize and maintain ingredient and product holds
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as with any regulatory (federal, state, and local) requirements
  • Collect pre-shipment samples and send out for testing 
  • Travel to and from affiliated company buildings
  • Prepare and communicate incident reports to leadership pertaining to quality of products and/or ingredients
  • Follow and enforce policies pertaining to all allergen sampling and segregation
  • Assist Quality team with other tasks, including record management and support
  • Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, and follow through on requests in a timely manner
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience: 
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED2 to 3 years’ experience in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment
  • Experience as a QA Technician preferred
  • Working knowledge of GMP, 5S, and SQF standards required
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups and respond to questions from peers, supervisors, and managers is essential
  • PCQI, HACCP knowledge preferred

  • Other qualifications:
  • Strong PC skills; proficient in Microsoft office programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities within Quality Assurance, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be self-motivated and have strong attention to detail skills
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Warehouse and production manufacturing environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas.  
  • The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, must be able to lift minimal 50 lbs. consistently, reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks.
  • Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks.
  • Position located in a mix of production and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures.
  • This position will require visiting the production floor, refrigerated and frozen storage, and warehouses.
  • Work flexible shifts as required.
  • Understand that overtime and occasional weekends and/or worked holidays will be required based on company needs.
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